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McFadden Newell

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McFadden Newell Obituary
NEWELL McFadden A. (Mac) Newell Jr., Professional Consulting Engineer (Ret.), and long time Atlantic Beach resident, passed away July 26, 2012, at the age of 88. Born June 21, 1924, on the Miami River, to Capt. Alex and Grace Newell, Mac grew up on the water in Miami, and joined the U.S. Navy shortly after his graduation from Miami Edison H.S., in 1942. During WWII, Mac was attached to Fleet Air Wing-7, of the Royal Air Force Coastal Command, St. Eval, Cornwall, and Dunkeswell, Devon, England. He served as a navigator aboard PBY-4As (modified B-24s) flying patrol and reconnaissance missions over the English Channel and Coastal France in preparation for the D-Day Invasion. After the War, he enrolled as a Veteran at the University of Florida, where, in 1950, he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. During his long career, Mac was held in high regard by his professional peers. He was an active member, and held several offices in numerous Professional Engineering Associations. He was registered to practice in six states, and had consulting offices in Warrensville Hts., OH, Jacksonville, FL., and Atlantic Beach, FL. Survivors include: his caring wife, Helga; son, M. Alec Newell (Kathy), Mayport, FL.; daughters, Sara-Nett Wood (Ashley), Evinston, FL., Connie Langston (Bobby), Orange Springs, FL.; sister, Bonnie Greaves, Beverly Hills, FL.; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be a Memorial Service held for Mac at the Mayport Presbyterian Church, on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 10:30 A.M., with a reception immediately after the service. Interment will be in the family plot at Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland. Please sign the online guestbook at www.pontevedravalley.com. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on July 29, 2012
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